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Prom 36: Vaughan Williams and Alwyn

A Prom featuring the BBC SO under Sakari Oramo. Vaughan Williams: Overture (The Wasps); The Lark Ascending (Janine Jansen: violin); Job: A Masque for Dancing. Alwyn: Symphony No 1.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms 2014. Music by Vaughan Williams, including The Lark Ascending with soloist Janine Jansen, and by William Alwyn.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - overture
Alwyn: Symphony No. 1
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque for Dancing

Janine Jansen (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Following his thrilling performance of A Sea Symphony at last year's First Night of the Proms, Sakari Oramo - a longtime champion of English music - returns with more Vaughan Williams. Ahead of her Last Night appearance, violinist Janine Jansen joins Oramo for that quintessentially English work The Lark Ascending, its dreamy pastoralism balanced by the jaunty charm and vigour of The Wasps overture. Job continues this season's thread of great 20th-century ballet scores, while William Alwyn's rarely heard First Symphony adds to the evening's nostalgia with the endless melody of its slow movement.

First broadcast 13th August 2014.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • William Alwyn

    Symphony no. 1 in D major

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dances, Op 35

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • Grieg/Svendsen: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music)

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Job - a masque for dancing

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: BBC S O..
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark ascending for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Robert Schumann

    Phantasiestück, Op 12 No 3

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • Wigmore Live.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra